White Dwarf Mass Distribution in the SDSS

@inproceedings{Kepler2006WhiteDM,
  title={White Dwarf Mass Distribution in the SDSS},
  author={Samantha Kepler and Scott Kleinman and Atsuko Nitta and Detlev Koester and B{\'a}rbara Garcia Castanheira and Odilon Giovannini and Andrea Machado Costa and Leandro Gabriel Althaus},
  year={2006}
}
We determined masses for the 7167 DA and 507 DB white dwarf stars classified as single and non-magnetic in data release four of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). We obtained revised Teff and log g determinations for the most massive stars by fitting the SDSS optical spectra with a synthetic spectra grid derived from model atmospheres extending to log g=10.0. We also calculate radii from evolutionary models and create volume-corrected mass distributions for our DA and DB samples. The mean… CONTINUE READING
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